Very quickly a couple of notes:
1.James has pointed openpolitics.org.uk to the Open Politics Manifesto site, currently hosted on GitHub.
2. Sym has a twitter bot reminding us of how many days to the next election: https://twitter.com/daystoelection/
3. Sym has also started collating a list of tools & projects that we could use to better engage, take part and generally have a better political life. When I started at the UnParty meetup in December I was wondering if we really needed more tools, but Sym, I think, very quickly persuaded me otherwise.
4. I am going to collate, collect and note ideas around this over at lazygov.org which I am re-launching. If nothing else, it will be the space to find what I am trying to write about academically.